1 Dollar "Liberty Head" Type 1

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1849-1854
Value 1 Dollar (1 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Gold (.900) (.100 copper)
Weight 1.672 g
Diameter 13 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 6157
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 73
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Liberty Head left, 13 stars around

Lettering:
LIBERTY
L

Engraver: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Reverse

Face value and date a wreath

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1 DOLLAR
1852

Engraver: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Edge

Reeded

1 Dollar "Liberty Head" (Type 1) -  obverse

© Harryg

Mints

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
C United States Mint, Charlotte, United States (1835-1862)
D United States Mint, Dahlonega, United States (1835-1862)
O United States Mint, New Orleans, United States (1835-1942)
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

The standard weight of this coin was 25⁴∕₅ grains.
This type is of a very small size; it was easily lost. Hence, its diameter was increased to 15 mm for the two following types.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1849  2% closed wreath
1849  688 567 4% open wreath , L (engraver initial on the chest)
1849  10 0% proof
1849  3% Small head, no L
1849 C 11 634 1.1% closed wreath
1849 C 0.7% open wreath
1849 D 21 588 0.7% open wreath
1849 O 215 000 3% open wreath
1850  481 953 4%
1850  2 0% proof
1850 C 6 966 0.7%
1850 D 8 382 1.1%
1850 O 14 000 0.7%
1851  3 317 671 22%
1851 C 41 267 0.7%
1851 D 9 882 0.7%
1851 O 290 000 4%
1852  2 045 351 $ 226 17%
1852 C 9 434 0.7%
1852 D 6 360 7%
1852 O 140 000 2%
1853  4 076 051 $ 215 $ 215 $ 245 $ 325 42%
1853 C 11 515 1.9%
1853 D 6 583 1.1%
1853 O 290 000 4%
1854  855 502 10%
1854 D 2 935 1.1%
1854 S 14 632 1.5%

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Dollar "Liberty Head" (Type 1)
Katz
E-Auction 60
Lot 2649
Internet Archive
May 14, 2022 Undetermined AU USD 261.75
(EUR 250.00)
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